This summer has been incredible busy here, and I know I have not been blogging as much as I should. The good news is I have a ton of blog posts that I am working on about posing real women and some fun lighting tips. I had a fantastic time presenting at Adorama back in July and I was really excited to be asked to write for the new Shutter Magazine. Adorama asked me to present again come fall, so I am thinking of presenting posing for real woman, who doesn’t want to know more about that?!
My other exciting news is that I am partnering with FJ Westcott. Westcott has a fantastic line of lights and accessories for all types of photography. I fell in love with the Ice light that they make when I taught at After Dark back in May. It has such clean, pretty light – fantastic for boudoir.
I will be blogging about the ice light next…but today I am going to talk about the SpiderLites.
There are so many advantages to using the SpiderLites. First of all, I am mostly a natural light shooter. There are many days in my studio that are super cloudy and stormy and there just isn’t enough light to work with. The SpiderLites are a perfect solution. I just popped on a large softbox – and boom, it’s just like a window! (As an awesome bonus – they are daylight balanced). ~See photo below.
The lights are adjustable which is also fantastic – so I can really control the look I am going for. As you can see in the photo below there are three on/off switches. You can use them all on, or in any other combo of on/off that you want. Oh – and one other thing I have to mention – they were easy to set up!! Even for me!
I couldn’t wait to set them up and play when I got them, but I only had about 15 minutes before my client arrived. I was able to unpack, set up and grab a few adorable shots of the ladies of Jenerations all in that time.
Here is a link to the whole SpiderLite setup if you are interested in purchasing it:
Another item that I was excited to get was the reflector kit. Yes, I have about 3 or 4 reflectors around the studio that I have collected over the years – but this one is by far the best. I love the arm that they designed. It’s incredibly flexible in any angle and it’s easy and light weight – great to travel with. I prefer the silver side most of the time – but there are 5 other options as well. Here’s a quick shot of a typical studio set up for me:
Here is the link for the reflector Kit:
I can’t wait to give a write up about the Ice Light and the fun I have been having with it. That is coming soon! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Westcott Lights – I am happy to help and loving every minute of using them!